July 8-9, 1999

ITEM 104-2005-R0799 Approval of Design Contract for the Weight Room Addition to the Athletic Complex; Montana State University - Bozeman

THAT: Consistent with the provisions of HB603 enacted by the 54th Legislature, the Board of Regents of Higher Education approves the Contract for Design of the Weight Room addition to the Athletic Complex at Montana State University-Bozeman (see attachment), and authorizes the Commissioner or his designee to sign the design contract and any other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of HB603. The Contract for Design is for the amount of $116,700.

Consistent with the provisions of HB603, MSU-Bozeman warrants to the Board of Regents that no commitment of state-appropriated funds for design, construction, operations or maintenance is expressed or implied.

Consistent with the provisions of HB603, MSU-Bozeman also warrants that this contract has been negotiated in the best interests of the State. Prugh and Lenon Architects, the designer, was selected based on the University's positive previous experience with the firm, their reputation for quality and integrity, their willingness to meet MSU's rigorous design schedule requirements, and their in-kind contributions of services related to tennis bubble and tennis support facility elements of MSU's Athletic Complex.

EXPLANATION: 1. MSU-Bozeman intends to execute the Contract for Design and to have the construction documents ready for construction for the spring of 2000.

2. As required by HB603, MSU expects to submit the Contract for Construction to the Board of Regents when a contractor has been selected for the project.

3. This project will be funded with (non-appropriated) Auxiliaries revenue in excess of debt service obligations.

ATTACHMENT: Contract for Design, dated May 19, 1999.